Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E - Base Variant Compared

Maruti launched the Grand Vitara a couple of weeks ago and it has already grabbed lots of bookings. So much so that it is giving tough competition to the popular, Hyundai Creta. Even the base variant of the Grand Vitara is fairly equipped, given its price. In this article, we pitch Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E variant. Here, we compare everything right from the dimensions, features, engine options, features, prices and warranty.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E - Dimensions

DimensionMaruti Grand Vitara SigmaHyundai Creta E
Length4345 mm4300 mm
Width1795 mm1790 mm
Height1645 mm1635 mm
Wheelbase2600 mm2610 mm
Ground Clearance210 mm190 mm
Boot space373 litres433 litres
Fuel tank capacity45 litres50 litres

As can be seen, the Grand Vitara is supreme when compared with the popular Hyundai Creta. It is longer by 45 mm, wider by 5 mm and taller by 10 mm. In terms of ground clearance too, the Grand Vitara gets 210 mm compared to 190 mm of the Hyundai Creta.

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However, it is the Hyundai Creta that excels in boot carrying and fuel tank capacity by a good margin. The boot space of the Hyundai Creta sticks to 433 litres while that of the Grand Vitara is 373 litres. Even the fuel tank capacity of the Creta is 5 litres more than that of the Grand Vitara. Hyundai Creta also gets an additional 10 mm of wheelbase.

Hyundai Creta E

If you are looking for a mid-size SUV that is new in the market and offers more space on the inside then Grand Vitara is the right choice for you. However, if you are someone who goes on road trips often, needs a marginally larger boot space and fuel tank capacity then Creta is the pick for you.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E - Powertrain

SpecsMaruti Grand Vitara SigmaHyundai Creta E
Engine Capacity1.5L1.5L Petrol / 1.5L Diesel
TurbochargedNoNo / Yes
Power102 bhp113 bhp / 113 bhp
Torque136.8 Nm144 Nm / 250 Nm
Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual for both
ARAI-certified mileage21.11 kmpl17 kmpl / 21 kmpl
DrivetrainFWDFWD
Emission standardBS6BS6

As can be seen, the base variant of the Hyundai Creta is offered with a diesel engine too. Hyundai Creta gets a 1.5L petrol as well as a 1.5L diesel mill. Both motors belt out 113 bhp of power on tap while the peak torque sticks to 144 Nm and 250 Nm, respectively. The ARAI-certified mileage of Creta sticks to 17 kmpl for the 1.5L petrol and 21 kmpl for the 1.5L diesel. Both the motors are paired with a 6-speed stick shift as standard.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma

On the other hand, the base variant, Sigma, of the Maruti Grand Vitara is offered with a 1.5L petrol engine only. This four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol motor churns out 102 bhp of power with a peak torque of 136.8 Nm. This engine gets mated to a five-speed manual transmission as standard and gets an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.11 kmpl. There is no diesel engine offered with the Grand Vitara as of now. However, the company will be bringing in the CNG version soon in the Indian market.

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Hyundai Creta offers the choice of a diesel engine which is still opted by consumers. The diesel is not only fun to drive but is also powerful and offers better mileage. If you are someone who travels long distances then Creta is the right pick for you. On paper, the Grand Vitara seems underpowered. But it offers a better fuel economy of 21.11 kmpl. If you are inclined towards better fuel economy then the Maruti Grand Vitara is the pick for you.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E - Features

FeaturesMaruti Grand Vitara SigmaHyundai Creta E
Auto ACYesNo
Vanity mirror on sunvisorDriver and Co-driverCo-driver
Push button start/stopYesNo
Steering adjustmentRake and ReachRake
60:40 Split rear seatYesNo
HeadrestsFront and RearFront
Reclining rear seatsYesNo
Electrically foldable ORVMsYesNo
Turn indicators on ORVMsYesNo
HeadlightsHalogenHalogen projector
Daytime running lightsYesNo
LED TaillightsYesNo
Steering mounted controlsYesNo

In the table above, we have listed the features that are different from each other. Both SUVs are offered with all-four power windows, rake adjustable steering wheel, rear AC vents, 12V power outlet, fabric seat upholstery, driver armrest, front headrests and more.

Grand Vitara vs Brezza
The base variant of the Grand Vitara alongside the Maruti Brezza ZXI

If you look at the base variant of both SUVs in terms of features then it is the Grand Vitara that wins for us. Even in the base variant, Maruti is providing automatic climate control, power-adjustable outside rear-view mirrors, steering mounted controls, LED taillights, rear headrest, turn indicators on ORVMs and more.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E - Safety Equipment

Safety featuresMaruti Grand VitaraHyundai Creta E
Hill hold controlYesNo
Electronic stability controlYesNo
3-point seat belt for the rear middle seatYesNo
Global NCAP ratingNot tested yet3 stars

Here, we have highlighted the safety features that are different from each other in both SUVs. Both SUVs get dual airbags at the front, front seat-belt reminder, reverse parking sensors, a high-speed alert system and more.

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The global NCAP crash test rating of the Grand Vitara is not yet out but its rival, Hyundai Creta has scored 3 stars. Still, it cannot be considered the safest SUV in the segment. Maruti Grand Vitara overpowers the Creta here by providing additional safety tech which includes hill hold control, electronic stability control and 3 point seat belt for the middle seat at the rear.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E - Warranty

ModelStandard Warranty
Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma2 years/ 40,000 km
Hyundai Creta E3 years/ Unlimited km

Maruti offers 2 years or 40,000 km warranty on the Grand Vitara. Even though it is their flagship SUV, the warranty is not changed a bit. There are added warranty too that the carmaker provides, however, that comes at a cost.

Maruti Grand-Vitara-Interior
Maruti Grand Vitara Alpha Interior - This image is used for representative purpose only

Hyundai on the other hand gives 3 year / unlimited km warranty on the Creta. This surely helps those who travel long distances. Also, Hyundai has a diesel engine to offer so that comes in handy too.

Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma vs Hyundai Creta E - Prices

ModelBase Model Price
Maruti Grand VitaraRs 10.45 lakh
Hyundai Creta ERs 10.44 lakh - Petrol
Rs 10.94 lakh - Diesel

As can be seen, both SUVs are priced similarly to each other. The Grand Vitara gets a price tag of Rs 10.45 lakh while the Creta vase trim E is priced at Rs 10.44 lakh for the petrol and Rs 10.94 lakh for the diesel. All prices stick to the ex-showroom, Delhi.

Verdict

If you are someone who is looking for a mid-size SUV on a budget and does not want to compromise on the features and safety tech then Maruti Grand Vitara is the right choice for you. Not only it is new to the Indian market but it is also manufactured by India's largest carmaker. Also, in terms of fuel-efficient and after-sales, Maruti is a bit ahead in the game when compared with Hyundai.

Hyundai Creta SX(O) Interior - This image is used for representative purpose only

On the other hand, you can pick the Creta if you are looking for a diesel SUV. Also, Hyundai offers a better standard warranty on the Creta than Maruti on the Grand Vitara. In addition to this, Hyundai will be launching the Creta facelift soon in the Indian market. It is expected to be launched next year and will even feature ADAS along with other segment-first features. Currently, ADAS Level-2 is only observed with the MG Astor in this segment.

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This was our detailed comparison of the Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma and Hyundai Creta E base versions. Do tell us which SUV will be your pick amongst the two by joining our 91Wheels Telegram group. Here, we also share with you the latest news from the Automotive Industry. Also, subscribe to our 91Wheels YouTube Channel. Here, we share the latest reviews, customer feedback videos and travelogues.

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